My effort is to: Produce exceptional working & retrieving goldens Preserve the original intent of the optimized field golden
2021 Litter Plans
Reya x Riley Fall 2020
WM Farms Golden Retrievers is very excited to introduce a WGR combination unlike any other. This 100% out-cross breeding includes carefully selected pedigrees with incredible working parents from the USA, UK and Canada. This is a rare opportunity to own and work the most highly touted and recognized field pedigrees from both continents. The diversity and temperaments of their lineage provide the new owners a variety of usage options.
Notable Linage Contributors:
Can. Triple CH FTCH AFTCH OTCH Firemark's Push Comes to Shove Can. WCX Am. *** OS
HRCH Can CH Goldcker 1Drdogs Next Pushover SH NA NAJ NF WCX OS Can MH WCX TD UTD AGX AGXJ IP JT RN VCX
HRCH and UH Epoch Deveron River MH20 WCX *** OS CCA Can JH WCX
FTW Souter Romulus at Millgreen
Eng. FT. CH. Kessgold Volvo
Eng. FT. CH. Rossmhor of Clancallum
Price: Pending - Same price for male or female The price reflects the time, expense, blood draws, mounds of paperwork, progesterone testing, LH testing and travel to produce a multi country out-cross litter. Trans-cervical AI performed by a highly specialized repro vet in SLC, UT. Dr Pew and team.
Deposit: $500 - Taking 6 deposits August 2020. We will be keeping a pup. Breeders choice. Registration: AKC FULL available after completion of basic health certs - 2 years - No additional cost for FULL registration. 2 Year health guarantee for hips and elbows Full genetic health certifications for both dogs - USA and UK Titled - Proven USA & UK working field pedigrees Medium to dark goldens expected Dew claws left on WM Farms kennel name requirement DNA test and AKC registration in progress for Riley. Currently Kennel Club registration.
Must AKC register your pup. Must put dog on K9data. For the sake of the breed, we are very interested in tracking temperaments and development. New owners are expected to provide feedback and pictures. Genetic health completion for research is also expected. Your willingness to provide feedback is vital to our overall intent and success of the breed.
Less than 1% COI - Genetic diversity
Excellent field prospects
Excellent service prospects
Multiple usage opportunities
Proven in the field - Proven heritage
Awesome water attitude
Awesome retrieving & working attitude
Expecting beautiful heads, coats and conformation balance
Reya Second generation WM Farms line with all the field tools. Absolutely one of our very best. Born on location, Reya took 10 years to make happen. An exceptional field dog who loves the game coupled with a golden temperament. She is an alpha retriever that will not back down on the job. Her line is proven. Drive, birdiness, temperament, water attitude, gorgeous field coat, retrieving, intelligence, athletic, exceptional usage diversity and terrific family dog.
Riley - Owned and handled by a professional trainer - Sarah Winters UK
Riley is a typical working UK bred retriever - He's bold, stylish and driven, giving 110% in everything he does. He has a classic English temperament. When not in the field he lives in the house.
Competition Successes Riley has been very successful at working tests winning Novice at 14 months. He has continued to have success in the Open with 2 open wins and numerous field awards throughout his career.
Work-ability Riley retrieves throughout the UK hunting season. Proving many times over his natural game finding ability. Riley also trains in agility, which he loves.
Progeny Riley's progeny are showing great potential in the UK and abroad. With the same zest for life and intelligence. He is also producing healthy puppies with great results. Riley is a proven stud dog in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden. This will be his first USA litter. Excellent EBV's
Accolades 2014 GRC Wales Puppy (AV) - 1st ECGRC Novice - 1st (14 months old) BDCGRC Special Puppy - 1st Cotswold and Wyvern Puppy (AV) - 1st GRC Special Puppy - 1st 2014 URC Bucks Special Puppy (AV) - 1st Kennet Valley Special Puppy (AV) - 2nd Sandringham Open (AV) - 1st (22 months old) 2015 URC Hants & SW Open (AV) - COM Chiltern Gundog Society Open (AV) - 4th Sandringham Open (AV) – 3rd Bowood Open (AV) – 1st 2016 SEGS Open WT on FT Lines (AV) - COM Kennett Valley WT on FT Lines (AV) – 4th Sandringham Open (AV) – 2nd Bowood Open (AV) – 1st 2017 Hamshire Gundogs – Brace – 4th (Working 2 dogs at the same time) South West GRC Open – 1st
Look out! Another excellent working GR litter planned for next spring from WM Farms! This litter has some serious potential. We've made arrangements for with Carol and her wonderful stud Cruz for early next year. Cruz is a 4 time Master National Finalist. Yes 4X! Incredible accomplishments at the age of 9! Both parents are highly trainable, fast, athletic and health tested.
This litter will be highly biddable, very talented and well suited for a multitude of usages.
Low COI Less than 3%
Dark golden puppies expected
Price: Pending - Same price for male or female Deposit: $300 - Taking 8 deposits early 2021 Registration: AKC FULL available after completion of basic health certs - 2 years - No additional cost for FULL registration. WM Farms Kennel name requirement Dew claws left on
2 Year health guarantee for hips and elbows - Fair or better. Full Health Panels - Paw Print and OFA certifications before mating Mia Forth generation WM Farms line with all the field tools. 50 pound athlete. We know the line and the talent. Drive, birdiness, temperament, gorgeous dark field coat, retrieving, excellent speed & athleticism. A 15 year health record. Great family dog loaded with field talent.
Cruz His accomplishments says it all. MN Finalist 2016,17,18,19 MAI finalist 2019. Still competing at the age of 10 Cruz and owner Carol have accomplished what few have done. He's a terrific worker in the field with excellent demeanor in the house. 70 pound athlete. Well bred, healthy and tremendous tone and structure.
Price: Pending - Same price for male or female Deposit: $200 - Taking 8 deposits May 2021 Registration: AKC FULL available after completion of basic health certs - 2 years - No additional cost for FULL registration. 2 Year health guarantee for hips and elbows - Fair or better. Full Health Panels - Paw Print and OFA certifications before mating Dew claws left on
Brook A 1/2 sister to Griz, we know the line and proven the talent. Great water attitude and very birdy. Brook carries a lot of FC in her lines. She is a sweet heart that will melt you in the house then impress you in the field. Drive, birdiness, temperament, gorgeous field coat, retrieving, excellent speed & athleticism. Great family dog loaded with talent.
Rowdy Sunfire and Push lines coupled with 16 working titles should be enough to impress the most discriminating golden lovers. HRCH HR UH SHR UCD UROC URX AG1 AGII CD RE MH SHU NAJ WC WCX.
Notable Linage Contributors: HR UH Windrush's Magical Mystery Tour MH WCX Sunfire's XX Muleteam Borax UD SH CCA OS WCX VC CGC Therapy Dog Can. Triple CH FTCH AFTCH OTCH Firemark's Push Comes to Shove Can. WCX Am. *** OS Semper Cooper's Mulligan MH QA2 *** CCA AFC The Sunday Swimmer OS FDHF
Look out!! This is where HUNT meets MACH. If you want drive and athletics, this is your litter! A couple SAR dogs sprinkled in. We own and train both parents. Few litters rival the working strength, looks and talent these two embody. Smart, working class goldens with terrific temperaments and awesome pedigrees.
Notable Linage Contributors:
MACH4 Emberain TLC's Livin' On The Edge CD BN RE JH MXG2 MJC2 MXF T2B2 WC ADHF VC CCA OS
GMH HRCH UH Tidewaters Weekend Gladiator Can/Am CD WCX MH CCA OS
Semper Cooper's Mulligan MH QA2 *** CCA
OTCH MACH9 U-CDX Coppertop's Live Wire VCD3 UDX TDX MH MXF TQX WCX CCA VCX ADHF OS
Price: Pending - Same price for male or female Deposit: $200 - Taking 8 deposits fall 2021 Registration: AKC FULL available after completion of basic health certs - 2 years - No additional cost for FULL registration. 2 Year health guarantee for hips and elbows - Fair or better. Full Health Panels - Paw Print and OFA certifications before mating
Litter Information: Pedigree link below
Excellent field prospects
MACH & agility heritage
Multiple usage opportunities
Complete health tested before mating
Proven in the field - Proven heritage - Working class pedigree
Awesome water attitude
Oakley She is smart and confident. Easy to train and loaded with interest and talent. She is a do anything, anywhere, any time dog. One of a kind. Only female from the litter. Very expressive dog.
Griz Mr. athlete himself is the consummate hunter and retriever. SH title - proven in the fall. (When it matters) He truly embodies the classic working dog ethic. Everyone that meets him, loves him.
Full AKC registration is available for those who complete genetic and structural health tests. No extra cost for full registration.
COI target less than 10%
Hip and elbow 2 year guarantee Fair or better
Full return policy available
Field day and training help
Deposit is 100% refundable if we don't have enough pups or the desired gender. That's right, 100% risk free deposit. Depositor my choose to roll over to the next litter. Breeder reserves the right to keep a puppy from any litter. If I have met all the above requirements and you change your mind after the pups are born, I keep your deposit.
No price games - male or female puppy cost is always the same.
Parents have been pre-screened for all commercially available genetic diseases and OFA screenings.
All adult dogs have been hunted, titled and/or trained for our usage needs. 15 years of owning, training and breeding field goldens.
Coat color will range from medium to dark golden. Coats have less feathering and are generally suited for field work.
Weight will range from 50 - 75 lbs
See litter general contract below.
The most visible measure of greatness is the overall effect on the breed. Is the desired attribute seen in the progeny? Retrieving Desire, Birdiness, Tractability, Trainability, Retention, Interest
What we look for in a Field Golden Athlete 1. Usage and Title History 2. Pedigree & Health & Temperament 3. Conformation, Field Coat, Size
General Litter & Puppy Information
Health - Nutrition and proper exercise all play a vital role in the development of your pup.
2 Year hip and elbow guarantee = FAIR or better OFA result
6 Week vet check and vaccinations prior to departure. We also check for heart murmurs.
OCD is generally caused by rapid growth and poor nutrition. I strongly suggest a quality, high protein large breed dog food. Slow, steady growth.
Cancer is a risk we all assume with this breed. Statistically it has or will show up in every golden retriever line. At present we are over 90% cancer free. There are things you can do to help prevent cancer. Info: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2016/05/18/golden-retriever-cancer.aspx
Puppies will receive human socialization, outdoor time and regular exercise.
COI target less than 10%
For breeders, full AKC registration is available for those willing to complete their standard 2 year old health checks.
Hips and elbows
Genetic blood test - review here: https://www.pawprintgenetics.com/products/breed/
Puppy Cost: Dependent on pairing
Deposit required to hold puppy: $200 (Check, Paypal accepted I don't pay for the Paypal fees.) 100% of your deposit will be returned if I don't have enough puppies or the correct gender.
Information needed when sending the deposit: Name, Cell, Email, Gender, Pick Up Plan, Usage Goals
If you simply change your mind after the puppies are born, I retain the $200 deposit
Age: 7-8 Weeks old
Pick up location Smithfield, Utah 84335
We can meet at Salt Lake City airport and deliver the puppy to you as a carry on.
Check your airline requirements for shipping puppies as cargo. Most airlines have raised the age limit to 12 weeks. You may need to make other arrangements.
Litter Expectations: Both parents have their standard health certifications. See Bios. They will not produce any genetically affected pups for the standard genetic golden retriever tests available on the market today. In addition, both parents have OFA normal elbows and GOOD hips.
I have carefully selected pedigrees and usages to produce the optimal working retriever. With a focus on size and athleticism. The success of your dogs largely depends on you. Be consistent. Be fair. These are active, working dogs. Balanced for many usage needs.
Pick position is over-rated All breeding pairs have been trained given multiple usage experiences. We refine and reinforce their natural desire. That desire can be ruined by reckless training techniques faster than genetics. The puppies will posses all the genetic tools to help make them great. I have numerous examples of 4th-8th picked dogs that have titled and excelled. A 6th pick SH at 18 months Tala Litter 2016 comes to mind. Pick pedigrees that match your usage needs. Then train.
Color When breeding goldens, you never know what shade of colors the parents will produce. Many dark goldens will throw light colored pups, depending on what's in their genetics. Colors range from light to dark. Color is color. Its not a predictor for certain attributes. The AKC allows various, rich shades of gold. Most of my dogs are medium to dark golden with less feathering and a tight or flat field coat.
Pedigree Parents have been trained or titled exhibiting the qualities we are looking for in a field golden retriever. Moreover, we hunt our dogs. Testing their interest, nose, marking and durability. All of which are fundamental to our program. You're purchasing years of selective breeding and field tested dogs that are optimized for the today's active owner.
I'm often asked about puppy stimulation and what I do to help prepare them for life as a new family member of your family.
According to an article written by Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia: "Surprising as it may seem, it isn't capacity that explains the differences that exist between individuals because most seem to have far more capacity than they will ever use. The differences that exist between individuals seem to be related to something else. The ones who achieve and outperform others seem to have within themselves the ability to use hidden resources. In other words, it's what they are able to do with what they have that makes the difference. In many animal breeding programs, the entire process of selection and management is founded on the belief that performance is inherited. Attempts to analyze the genetics of performance in a systematic way have involved some distinguished names such as Charles Darwin and Francis Galton. But it has only been in recent decades that good estimates of heritability of performance have been based on adequate data......Other studies involving early stimulation exercises have been successfully performed on both cats and dogs. In these studies, the Electrical Encephalogram (EEG) was found to be ideal for measuring the electrical activity in the brain because of its extreme sensitivity to changes in excitement, emotional stress, muscle tension, changes in oxygen and breathing. EEG measures show that pups and kittens when given early stimulation exercises mature at faster rates and perform better in certain problem solving tests than non-stimulated mates."
While the research continues to provide us with critical data, rather than theory, I take a very straight forward approach.
#1. I expose them to as many children as possible. From the time my pups are a few days old until they leave, we handle them especially after 3 weeks. Naturally, children push, play, wrestle and approach life very differently than adults. Kids and pups just go together. It just works.
#2 We live in the foot hills on just shy of 1 acre. We have a training facility on 700 acres of land and water access. I have a vegetable garden, wood shed, lawn mower, tiller, fruit trees, 4" irrigation system so, the pups get exposed to every site and sound related to the country living. Many of the litters are born in the fall, winter or spring....its cold here, we have snow and they experience their environment so that when you go hunting or camping or walking or whatever you do with your new pup, they've most likely experienced some element of that situation. They're allowed to explore their world. This is not a puppy farm, they get to explore their world of sites, smells and sounds.
#3 I have a 18 year old son who spends a lot of time with your future pup. From birth to departure, Carson can tell you a lot about every pup we raise. He names each one, in every litter and spends so much time with them that by 8 weeks he knows them by site, movement and conditions. Its incredible. We call him the young dog whisperer. He can tell you their likes, how they act, who's dominate and so on. If you have questions about the puppies, I encourage all future owners to speak seriously with him about your new pup. He offers insights that I can't offer.
The decision to bring a golden retriever into your home is one that will have a profound effect on your life. Puppies are adorable but they grow up. Buy a pup because you want great companion & friend. For dog and owner satisfaction our pups should go to active homes. Whichever way you look at it, 60+ lbs. of furry dog can't help but make an impact in your life. They are considered a large breed so make sure you’re ready for the time and commitment needed before taking the plunge. They don’t do well when chained. This is torture to a golden so don’t bother calling unless you have the time, patience and facilities to accommodate such a dog. golden Retrievers are bred with brains, beauty, love for people of all ages, good health, and a desire to work. So why do I mention all this? Picking a puppy is serious stuff. After all you’re making a decision that will last the next 10-15 years. If you’re looking for a quality purebred golden, don’t go BARGAIN HUNTING. Whether you purchase a puppy from me or not, find a responsible breeder, breeding good dogs with health clearances and conformance to breed standards. They’re an expense; so fall in love with a well-bred puppy. As individual puppy personalities vary, we will try and match the golden to your wants and needs. This can be done best after a few weeks when they are up and going. If this type of golden fits your activity level and lifestyle, give us a call or email.